On Sunday, speeches start at 10:30 am and the PHL Pride March will depart Arch & 5th at 11:00 am. The PHL Pride Festival will start at Noon with the conclusion of the PHL Pride March.
PHL Pride March 2022
The PHL Pride March will begin at 11:00 AM at the north end of Independence Mall in front of the Constitution Center at 5th and Arch Streets. In a historic collaboration, Philly Dyke March and PHL Pride Collective are producing and co-hosting this event. The march is open invitation with no registration needed. While floats and vehicles will not be permitted, everyone is welcome to join prior to the march start time for speeches, music, and joy. Please join the PHL Pride March through Philadelphia, whether with a group or organization aligned with the Points of Unity, with friends and family, or solo.
The starting point for the march acknowledges two historical moments in Philadelphia that took place just two blocks south. The Reminder Day Demonstrations were held in front of Independence Hall on Chestnut Street from 1965 until 1969 to raise awareness of bigotry, prejudice, and discrimination toward the LGBTQ+ community and to send the message that “Gay is good.” The 1972 Pride Day March concluded at the same spot 50 years ago.
Along the march route, there are three stops highlighting diverse voices. The first stop includes a land acknowledgement honoring the Lenni Lanape people. The second stop features speakers uplifting people of color and trans folks. The third is a tribute to LGBTQ+ elders and youth at the site where previously stood the mural for Gloria Caserez, one of the community’s most valued and powerful community leaders.